The New Latin Tinge (Weekly Podcast)


Jelly Roll Morton identified “the Latin tinge” as a major component in the development of jazz.  Now, the rhythms and sounds of Latin music can be heard in the long-awaited Malian-Cuban collaboration that was meant to take place when the Buena Vista Social Club was born – “AfroCubism.”

On this New Sounds program, we’ll sample some of this incredibly gorgeous weave of kora, ngoni, horns, and Cuban cowboy guitars.  “AfroCubism” is actually due out in November, but we’re offering a sneak preview on this podcast.   Also, listen to the Cuban/Jewish mix of Septeto Rodriguez, the Latin tinge in Booka Michel's soundtrack to “Baghdad Texas,” and music from Smokey (Hormel)’s Secret Family, something like samba-roots-pop meets jazz from West Africa in the 60’s.  And much more.

PROGRAM #3116,  The Latin Tinge   (First aired on 9/16/2010)







Mali Cuba [5:37]

Nonesuch 525993

Lounge Lizards

No Pain for Cakes

No Pain for Cakes [6:48]

Island Records 422842867
re-released as Polygram #10090 Available at*

Septeto Rodriguez

Baila! Gitano Baila!

Wolfie's Corner [4:48]

Tzadik 7189

Booka (Michel) & The Flaming Geckos

Baghdad, Texas

Carmen's Dance [3:20]
Border Lights [2:17]

Loudhouse Records LHR 2009

Smokey Hormel

Smokey’s Secret Family

So Solidao [3:54]

Afro Sambas
Available at

Edward Ratliff

Those Moments Before

Café Cortado [5:57]

Strudelmedia SMCD-11

Greg Ribot & Cumbia del Norte

The International Conspiracy

Cumbia Lyla [5:51]

Cathexis GRCD40

Omar Sosa


L3zero [6:41]

Ota Records 1014